February 23rd, 2011 at 10:03PM

College Advice Questions

Hi, Folks

I’m getting a lot of questions. So many that it is kind of spamming the board. If you’ve asked me a question, and I have not yet answered it, below I have posted those questions. Copy and past your question and E-mail me at: advice@collegeassets.com. And from now on, as I’m taking away the ask box.

Click the read more link to get your questions.


O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

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February 23rd, 2011 at 8:58PM

Anonymous asked: I want to major in health administration and get my master's in it. I have no desire of running anything that doesn't relate to healthcare. However, i was told to get my MBA instead of an MHA because it was "broader" but this means a lot of work experience before I can complete it (5 years). it was my intention of going straight through and getting my MHA before starting my career. what should i do?

Listen to me:

Get your Masters in Health Administration. You don’t need a board field. You know why? Because you just told me that you have no desire to pursue anything else unrelated to healthcare. You know what you want to do with your life. And I admire that. Plus, an MHA is concentrated on Healthcare and Business equally. It’s a great degree. My sister is getting her Masters in that.

Hope I’ve helped!

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 8:52PM

Anonymous asked: Hello, I know this is a blog for undergraduates and graduates but I am in high school. Currently, I am failing a subject and I am worried about my academic standing. It's not like I'm not trying either. I know college is a necessity in this society so could you offer any advice?

First, get with your teacher and ask about missing assignments, missing test, and the total points you need to pass.

Create a schedule. Because for the most part, if you’re failing, you’re most likely not utilizing your time right, you’re waiting till the last minute to do your assignments, or you just don’t get the subject.

And if you don’t understand the subject, you need to get a tutor.

Next, show your teacher that you’re actually trying!

Be dedicated. Realize that what you do in High School affects you in the long run.

And last admit to yourself how bad it would crush you being held back an additional year from graduation. You can do this. But it must be something that you want to do.

O’Neal Curry - (College Advice - College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 8:48PM

Anonymous asked: Do you know any scholarships or grants that an illegal immigrant can get?

In fact, I do.

But here’s the catch, you must be of Central American or other Latino ethnicity.

They did have an ASU Scholarship for Illegal Aliens. But with so much controversy, that got dismissed.

Anyway, check this out below. I hope you meet these qualifications!

Click here for scholarship opportunity for Illegal Aliens

February 23rd, 2011 at 5:42PM

burned-gold asked: In your opinion, what colleges and universities offer the best programs for psychology?

Well, the best is going to cost serious money. But, here you go:

University of California in San Diego

University of California in Berkeley

University of Pennsylvania

The University of Minnesota


The University Of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Some Online Psychology Schools Worth Considering 

University of Phoenix

Argosy University Online

Capella University

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 5:01PM

Anonymous asked: Thank you so much for your advice :)
I was the english person worried about uni :)
You made me believe in myself and boosted my confidence
So thank you so much

It’s no problem! 

Glade I could help. If anymore questions, I’m here!

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:57PM

atelophobic asked: I'm really confused with what I want to major in college. I love to care for people who need it the most and kids. But on the other hand I like interior design and web design. I used to do web design as a hobby but I'm a little if-y on whether I should I pursue a career of designing or family and child studies. I was originally thinking social worker but that isn't much of a career more like a job. I can't decide on what to do. Honestly I would love to be like Tyler from Extreme Home Makeover. To help people who need it and design. I'm just so confused about what is better and if there is anything similar to those two.

Hi, Tiffany!

You’ve got to go for what you love. If you find yourself indecisive about this or that, then it must not be what you really want to pursue.

Here’s a question I asked myself that helped me to declare my major: Is this something that I can do the rest of my life without getting paid for? If you’re that passionate about something, you know it’s right for you! For example: I love helping people so much that I don’t care to get paid for it. It merely makes me feel better knowing that I’ve touched another’s heart, or helped them in some way.

Think about this. Keep searching for what it is that you want to do because you could have not possibly considered everything! And at the end of the day no one can chose your major but YOU because you know yourself better than any else.

I really hope that helped!

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:44PM

Anonymous asked: Hi, i am a smart, well-educated female with a love of science, and i am obsessed with the study of mental illnesses,i am definitely considering uni but i do not know what courses to take and such, i was just wondering if you could point me through to which courses i could take to fulfill my love studying the brain etc ?

Hi, there!

I love it when people call their selves smart. That’s just beautiful to hear, folks.

Anxiety disorders and depression are two common forms of Mental Illnesses. Question, are you sure you’re ready to deal with that? You are? Great!

Did you know that the Highest Rate is found in The United States? Well, yes, it is.

Now then, you’re looking to become a Psychiatric or Psychologist.

Psychologists study the human mind.

Psychiatry is devoted to the study and treatment of mental disorders.

Right now. Go to Google and Google: Psychiatric and Psychologist. Read all the information you can about them and make sure that’s something you want to do.

Once you’re done, start researching the schools that offer those programs! And be prepare, you’re going to have to go to Medical School!

Once you find the school you want, call them. They want to talk. They can advise you more about what it is that you wish to do!

This is not an overnight thing! Research, and weigh your options!

Hope I’ve Helped and Good Luck!


O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:27PM

Anonymous asked: I'm from the UK so we have 6th form, i want to study Law, Psychology and Sociology so do you recommend going to college or just carrying on to 6th form?
I need 6 or more A*-C for College or 5 A*-C for 6th form?

For those who do not know, a Sixth Form College is an educational institution in England, Hong Kong, Malta, and a few other places. Students around the age of 16 – 19 usually study there for advanced school-level qualifications such as A-levels or other things.

Now then, back to the question.

I honestly think you should go on to College. For one, you get more freedom. As opposed, in sixth forms, it’s all rules, rules, rules, and more rules. If you break those rules, there will be severe consequences.

And also something to think on: Your attendance in class has to be over 95%. As you can see you’ll definitely be coming in on sick days.

Keep that in mind.

And enjoy your day! It’s beautiful out here!

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)

February 23rd, 2011 at 4:17PM

blowthisjayy asked: i got into 3 colleges (bennett, LIU & St.Bonaventure )
ST.Bonaventure Gave me 9,500$ but it seems really boring
i like Bennett, but i havent got any $$ awarded from them.
LIU's campus is reall pretty

idk how to chooses which college to go to, i'd love to graduate with out insane debt, but i dnt wanna be bored and miserable for 4yrs.

i want a school with cool greek life, student activities, and other thing to do while im not in class

Hi there, J’aminah

I hope you’re basing those Colleges on your major. In saying this, I mean, I hope they are all offering your major. Make sure. And furthermore, make sure that major is something you want to do the rest of your life!

Now then, you just stated that you’d love to graduate without insane debt. Therefore, go for the cheapest one.

The other—you don’t want to be bored. In this case, you need to make sure that the college is in an urban setting. Make sure it’s in a city, rather than a smaller town!

With that being said, you’ll need to pick a college with cheap tuition, in the city, and of course one that provides your major!

Do any of the schools you listed meet those recommendations?

If not, keep looking!

Have a great day,

O’Neal Curry (College Advice – College Assets)